Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis by Cynthia Barnett

By Cynthia Barnett

American citizens see water as ample and inexpensive: we activate the tap and out it gushes, for only a penny a gallon. We use extra water than the other tradition on this planet, a lot to quench what’s now our biggest crop—the garden. but such a lot americans can't identify the river or aquifer that flows to our faucets, irrigates our foodstuff, and produces our electrical energy. And such a lot don’t become aware of those freshwater assets are in deep trouble.

Blue Revolution exposes the reality in regards to the water crisis—driven no longer as a lot by way of garden sprinklers as by means of a convention that has inspired every person, from householders to farmers to utilities, to faucet a growing number of. however the ebook additionally deals a lot reason behind desire. Award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett argues that the simplest resolution is usually the best and comparatively cheap: a water ethic for the US. simply because the eco-friendly move helped construct expertise approximately power and sustainability, so a blue flow will reconnect american citizens to their water, aiding us price and preserve our such a lot life-giving source. keeping off earlier error, dwelling inside our water skill, and turning to “local water” as we do neighborhood meals are all a part of this new, blue revolution.

Reporting from around the state and around the world, Barnett indicates how humans, companies, and governments have come jointly to dramatically lessen water use and opposite the water challenge. whole metro parts, resembling San Antonio, Texas, have halved consistent with capita water use. Singapore’s “closed water loop” recycles each drop. New applied sciences can lower agricultural irrigation in part: companies can keep loads of water—and loads of money—with designs so simple as recycling air-conditioning condensate.

The first booklet to name for a countrywide water ethic, Blue Revolution can also be a robust meditation on water and neighborhood in the US.

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